I have a summery card today to welcome the warmer weather now that we are heading towards April. Although, I think there is more snow on the way for the UK so wrap up warm and keep crafting!
I originally designed this card for a colour challenge being hosted by the Global Design Project but I decided to enter a completely different card and actually won a Top Three spot! I am still pinching myself!
On to today's card and it really makes me think of Hawaii and it's glorious sunsets. I was so lucky to visit in October 2016 and I would go back in a heartbeat.
My card blank is made from Whisper White cardstock, layered up Basic Black and Whisper White pieces on top. I should have used some Shimmery White cardstock for my watercolour topper but I didn't really have a plan when I started so I used more Whisper White cardstock! I put together various stamps from the Waterfront set to create a sunset scene, some with second generation stamping in Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugarplum. I added the sun rays from the Amazing You stamp set which is one of my favourites right now. You can still earn it for free during March with a qualifying order.
I stamped the pocket in Archival Black in onto vellum using the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set and then die cut with the co-ordinating framelit. Finally I used clear embossing powder to stamp the sunglasses image before die-cutting. I don't think the photo picks up the embossing though. I'll add a boomerang video to my Instagram stories for you though. Be sure to check that out later today.
There is still time to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration until the end of March and Stampin' Up! have added a bunch of great products to the selection which you can earn for free with each £45 spend. Click the links to the right to view the 2nd Release catalogue and additional products. Hurry - these offers expire on 31 March 2018!